Stonecroft USA begins with prayer groups and creative dinner outreaches, initially reaching out to business women; then builds a campus in Kansas City, Missouri where Bible studies and resources are published and leaders are trained. A retreat centre is purchased where families are discipled.
Formally begun in 1966, for 50 years Stonecroft Canada hosts Christian Bible study groups, prayer groups and regular outreach events across Canada with hundreds of volunteers sharing the love of Jesus and reaching thousands. An incredible legacy of evangelism, discipleship and leader training and ‘reaching those within reach’ is built.
The Canadian ministry name is changed from Stonecroft Canada to RSVP Ministries, to allow for new initiatives and production of Canadian-made print and video resources. The new name, RSVP, is a reminder of the invitation Jesus gives to follow him, expressed in Canada’s two official languages.
inSPIRE Channels by RSVP Ministries (in progress)
A brand new digital platform is created offering online videos, printable studies and leadership training for individuals, small or large groups, churches, and retreat centres. With changes accelerated in an unprecedented global pandemic, traditional arms of ministry are discontinued and a single focus of ministry, through inSPIRE, is selected to recognize and reach a more diverse, global community.
A word from our Executive Director
Throughout our history, there has always been an invitation. An invitation to discover Jesus. An invitation to grow in Him. An invitation to partner with Him.
We hope you’ll explore these invitations through an exciting new digital community that we’re preparing for you, called inSPIRE. We recognize that adjusting our lives to believe and follow Jesus involves a lifelong journey of discovery that involves wholeness and holiness weaving through all areas of our lives: spiritual - physical – intellectual – relational – emotional.
It is our privilege to be on that journey together with you through our new and upcoming inSPIRE Channels. We will support you, your group, or your church with flexible, free, Bible-based video content and printable studies so that you can explore faith wherever you are, whoever you are with.
Meanwhile, we’re celebrating our rich history of outreach and discipleship begun by US founder Helen Baugh in the 1930’s, introduced to Canada in 1966, and boldly carried on by faithful, creative leaders and volunteers ever since. We recognize the priceless contributions of all who have gone before us, as we continue to carry out Jesus’ great commission to make resilient disciples, who make resilient disciples.
You’re warmly invited,
Executive Director RSVP Ministries / Founder of the inSPIRE Journey
Our Board of Directors governs our ministry, providing financial and ministry oversight. The Board is composed of independent individuals from across the country who are not relatives of staff, and are not compensated. They collaborate on vision, give strategic input, ensure compliance with charity standards and that all business is conducted with integrity, in order to bring glory to God.
Columbia Kitchen Cabinets, Co-owner
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Government of Canada, Information Technology
Lekha Group, Administrator
Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Legal Counsel
Accounting Services, Sole Proprietor
Salvation Army, Corps Officer / Author
RSVP Connections, Volunteer